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FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 6:00am PST
alert. kathleen sebelius answers questions before a senate committee this morning and you will see live. good morning. it's going to be a big day for this law today. martha: lawmakers are releasing 100 pang -- 100 pages of notes. the documents show what happened at administration officials started to scramble when they realized healthcare.gov had more problems than they realized. >> reporter: a week into this rollout none of the known fixes were working. they were basically calling audibles behind the scene. here is something from october 8 dealing with the identity management system which is one of the first things users deal with. it says the idm fix is taking longer than expected. it's a new take on how to fix the problem implemented today. yesterday mayor taken -- yesterday marilyn tavenner explained none of the fed saw this coming. >> we anticipated high volume, then we ran into the issue with the establishment of the e-mail accounts. so we had a problem solve for that. those were two things we did not expect. >> reporter: something else are some limited enrollment statistics that
FOX News
Nov 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
secretary kathleen sebelius set to make the announcement and make it official in 30 minutes and the white house now warns the numbers will be. >> including word that the site has been the target of at least one cyber attack. today on capitol hill, the president's chief technology other government tech officials all came together' republicans say toughest criticism president obama himself the president said as shopping sites like amazon and kayak. something we all know is not the case. amazon and kayak. on the day of the launch. president obama should have known the harsh lesson we have all learned since that time. and that was they weren't ready. >> the republican congressman darrell issa there went on to say that the white house cut corners on the web site agreed it does have big problems. republicans playing. >> congressional oversight absolutely warranted but nobody in this room nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the web site. they had as many as 16 reports of security incidents. meantime the bad press seems to be taking a tool toll now. a new poll finds that
FOX News
Nov 5, 2013 10:00am PST
side medicare chief testifying before the senate today. tomorrow hss kathleen sebelius's turn and then what they want to hear. >> i personally shared with the secretary in september tla that there were modules that we were going to delay. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> just a reminder it is election day. so get out and vote. bill hemmer. and big races in the country. virginia democrat terrory mccallus battling it out. and governor chris christie is expected to win reelection easily. and first time in 12 years new york city will pick a new mayor. and the democrat is expected to trounce the republican opponent. >> polls are open until seven. >> the kids will not be able to hear their dad's voice. and it is devastating until they are teenagers and toddlers right now, they
FOX News
Nov 7, 2013 1:00am PST
day on the hill where women many see as the face of obama failures kathleen sebelius was taking heated questions from senators, frustrated senators, democrats frustrated with the sheer breakdown of obamacare to the web site disaster to the embarrassing numbers enrolled. >> i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fixes in place. and we are committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed. >> you have been misleading the american people and the president has over and over again. i would rather you say we were wrong, yeah, we didn't know the truth. >> made a promise to fix a broken system and make sure all americans have affordable healthcare. you mad cdad secretary have to make good on that promise. >> in the last five weeks it has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many americans. it is unacceptable and i am accountable. >> you said america should hold you accountable which is why today i repeat my request for you to resign. >> resign, we all know that ain't going to happen. accountability, please, the woman still has her job. people are f
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
: good evening. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius and the obama administration continued to sell obamacare. numbers are released showing dismal enrollment figures. hours later the secretary ys in memphis at an enrollment center refusing to say whether the numbers are accurate. only that the administration has yet to establish an enormous number because the problems of this -- problems with the system >> i don't know what members were gathered and where they came from. federal and roman or state enrollment. we will be giving comprehensive figures about nationwide enrollment into is in the federal marketplace, who is that the state level once a month. we will give people reliable and permission and that then be able to count on it. >> reporter: secretary kathleen sebelius says the administration will first release those numbers by the end of the month. gerri: a federal appeals court striking down the birth control mandate in obamacare. what other ramifications? >> it ueld that challenge requiring employer-sponsored plans to provide birth control. a decision. the supreme court will ultimately
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 2:00am PST
18 to 16. kathleen sebelius is being drilled again as congress is sorting out the observe caobama. what is expected today. what is on tap? >> we had some of the biggest advocates with the healthcare law. kathleen sebelius is returning to capitol hill today. she will get fresh questioning from senators addressing growing concerns not only about implementation but the law itself. it included a senior administrator involving the implementation. they says the site is able to process nearly 10's of thousands of registrants per hour with almost no errors. >> they can review and compare plans without registering for an account. this functionality was not working well in the days leading up to it so we opted to prioritize work on the application process instead. >> remember we learned many couldn't keep their health plan? is jay carney was thrilled by reporters yesterday. he says the president can go back in time and he is focused on getting it right for the american people. he also encouraged approximately 6 million people without health insurance to sign up. back to you. >> elizabeth pr
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
saying it will work. kathleen sebelius is making two stops in florida today. and there was a report out this morning suggesting the white house knew seems this might be damage control on the part of the white house. >> yes, good morning. kathleen sebelius spoke to students about the status of healthcare.gov. and the secretary was asked what did the government know? what did the administration -- were they aware that there could be problems with an october # 1st roll out. based on this report that indicated as early as last march that there may have been problems with logistics, and the number of people using the site. the secretary said they were aware of that report, saying the administration knew about theed a assessment and what issues could be in place. >> they gave a management assessment on what could go wrong, on what some of the issues were, and that was, as you say in march of last year, which was taken very seriously, and action plans were put in place to address those issues and problems. clearly all of them and particularly the timing for end to end testing was not sufficien
FOX News
Nov 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
kathleen sebelius' department, and issa today demanded to know then why a parade of top officials from jay carney to sebelius and one of her top deputies have refused to turn over the real enrollment figures. >> marilyn told us she doesn't have numbers. i'm sorry, but if you spend $600 million on your signature legislation and you have internal numbers and you're not willing to give external numbers, what you're doing is the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. >> presidents aides have pledged to start revealing numbers at the end of october. they say it will take a couple weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you at least put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. show thepublic where we are. >> we are going to give you a reasonable, accurate number, as we promised we would, on a monthly basis, consistent with the data released that you see for other programs. and the focus here -- you know, for understandable reasons, i guess, is on, you know, how low the number might be. >> carney said while republicans want to focus on t
FOX Business
Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
story i said demanded to know why a parade of tp officials including kathleen sebelius did not give the information. >> if you have internal numbers and you're not willing to hear extra numbers, you are doing the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. reporter: they say it will take a couple of weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. >> we have a reasonable and accurate number as we promised we would on a monthly basis, consistent with the data release that you see other programs. the focus here is understandable on how low the number might be. reporter: jay carney said the republicans want to focus on the bad news and that democrats knew that would be slow at first but would pick up over time. the pressure to be transparent as coming from long time supporters of the affordable care act blasted the broader rollout with cnbc. >> and is off the rails and i think what the country needs right now is honesty and transparency and truth about what is really going on. reporter: oddly
FOX Business
Nov 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
executives and hhs secretary kathleen sebelius on april 12th of this year, just days after both became aware of the mckenzie findings. that's one insz nt. president obama told americans they can keep their doctors and their insuran if they liked them. at least 37 times, during. the president's campaign. we now know those statements are untrue. if obama care could have passed without those president untruths and whether he would have been re-elected. the president invoked executive privilege that would document eric holder's role in operation fast and furious. president obama said that he didn't know of irs' targeting of republicans. nsa spying of world leaders and the department of justice snooping on reporters. the obama administration lied to the american peoplehen they claimed repeatedly that a juvenile veo sparked an uprising that led to the death of four americans in benghazi and the president obama applied untruths to the general assembly, 14 days a of he claimed he knew that benghazi was a terrorist attack. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words tha
FOX News
Nov 19, 2013 6:00am PST
and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for their marketplace. our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running. we are monitoring the contracts an step of the way. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledge there were red flags raised along the way. but nobody imagined the size and scope of the problem. bill: that takes us to the hearings. what can we expect? >>> reporter: there are be tough questions and security and questions for henry chow about the vast majority of people will be able to sign up for obamacare on the website by the end of the month. they are going
FOX Business
Nov 6, 2013 9:20am EST
. stuart: wednesday, november 6, the disaster of obamacare rolls on. kathleen sebelius once again trying to explain away the mess. and look at who we have in our second hour. london liquidator sky. he hosted the president in his home. what does he think of obamacare now? our guest runs their advertising overseas. she says they will make a ton of money. a socialist will run the nation's financial capital? yes. and now going on the couch with dr. adlow. the top pinup is here in the flesh. ♪ stuart: it is happening now. kathleen sebelius back on the hill in the hot seat so to speak testifying before the senate this time. here is what some of what she is going to say. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are now able to process nearly 17,000 per hour, five per second with almost no errors. these continuing improvements will ensure healthcare.gov will be fully functional by the end of november. we are looking for fireworks, if and when they happen, we will bring them right to you. but first, this. that is a rally. up 107 points. charles is with me. will you now
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
services secretary kathleen sebelius was briefed on those problems just a few weeks before she testified in congress that everything was set for the roll out of the site. in any case as the website continues to develop and people sign up, a certain number of young healthy people need to buy in. here to talk about how young adults are viewing the affordable care act, aaron smith, executive director of young invincibles. what are they saying with the website and warnings and red flags that were missed? >> first of all young people are one of the groups that have supported the healthcare law the most but there is a tremendous amount of confusion and lack of information out there. which is a challenge. where we are right now. we're six weeks in. there have been website challenges and enrollment has been low. but i think what we've seen in this that it takes time to infom young people and get them up to speed with what is in this, what their coverage options. what we saw in massachusetts was that those numbers spiked for young people particularly when they could see they could get a really g
CNN
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am PST
at increased risk. also, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is refusing to answer her questions, including, specifically, the number of people who have enrolled in new hampshire's health care exchange now. joining me now is kelly aoit. thank you for joining us. >> good morning, candy. thank you. >> there is a movement by senator lindsey graham to block all of the president's nominees until survivors of the benghazi attack are allowed to come and testify to various committees. are you on board with that tactic? >> well, candy, we've written several times, not only secretary kerry, but also the president asking for the survivors to be made available to congress to get to the bottom of this. i understand we've been brushed off many times. i understand senator gram is going to be speaking to the administration about this, trying to come up cooperatively to address this issue but it's not acceptable that they have not been made available and to say that because there is an on going investigation in terrorism, that would preclude oversight by the congress in any terrorism case. >> right. >> incl
FOX Business
Nov 2, 2013 4:00am EDT
kathleen sebelius being grilled by congress. are you empathetic or -- what are your emotions? >> i did have some sympathetic pains. a person who has been in that chair. it is a demanding place for anyone to be in front of the energy and commerce oversight committee for three hours under oath is a delicate and difficult thing, but it is the process. and so i recognize that. lou: does it ease the pain and it when you hear an outrageously, i think, comparisons to the rollout of the medicare part b program that you headed that to the absolute disaster that is obamacare? >> the difference was we fix the system, and it turned that to be something that people both enjoy, i appreciate, and value. the jury is still very much doubt on how this will resolve itself. they are correct to say that there were problems in the early days. we expected that there would be, but we went straight forward and said we will find them, fix them, make the system work, and we did. we will find out in the next few weeks whether the obama administration succeeds at the same thing. we will know in march with are not -- ho
FOX News
Nov 13, 2013 11:00am PST
would be able to do so later today. kathleen sebelius will have a 3:00 p.m. phone call with the press where she may release the first official numbers. jay carney saying the president has in strubstructed his team w regard to what kind of fix the obama administration may have for the health care debach the thus far. he went onto say it will be about options with regard to individuals who have had their plans cancelled because of the transition. we will continue to follow this for you. in the meantime we need to change gears now. because the 911 calls at a wild cat sanctuary have been released. i want to warn you that some of the sounds are disturbing. trace fwgallagher has the detai. >> reporter: they rescue abused and unwanted big cats. the opener is the one who is the one who discovered the body inside the enclosure. i will play both parts of the 911 call. you can hear when he calls he is inside of the enclosure because he is yelling at the cougars. >>> yeah, that is when he realized how bad her wounds were. one of them had blood on its fur. listen to when he realizes that it is too
CNN
Nov 15, 2013 10:00am PST
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CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 1:30am EST
and women serving as part of the healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement team or heat, which kathleen sebelius and i launched more than four years ago to recover taxpayer dollars and keep our people safe and to aggressively punish fraud and misconduct wherever it is found. the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people and the constituted an abuse of the public trust showing a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to protect the as our filings made clear, these are not victimless crimes. americans trust medications prescribed for their parents and grandparents, for their children and for themselves. they are selected because they are in the patient's best interest. the laws enacted by congress and the enforcement efforts of the fda provide important safeguards to ensure that the drugs are proof -- are approved for uses that are safe as well as effective. efforts by drug companies to introduce their drugs into interstate commerce for unapproved uses subvert those laws. likewise, payment of kick
FOX Business
Nov 1, 2013 9:20am EDT
barely budging, but it's at $17 a share. we've got kathleen sebelius. she said this week that obamacare enrollment numbers were not available yet. however, internal notes from the obama administration meeting revealed these numbers. look at this. a total of 6 people signed up on the first day of obamacare. that would be six. the second day, 248. still in obamacare, is this. the top hospitals in the country opting out of obamacare. they don't accept it. what's going on with that, liz? >> what's going on is that essentially the insurers have to have a certain set of insurance plans that are likely pricier and so, they have to get costs somewhere reduced so they're squeezing hospitals and they're squeezing doctors, a lot of doctors and hospitals are saying, you know what? we may not accept these insurers in our own system and you're seeing this happen in california and big states like ohio. stuart: the report i read says 11 of the top 18 hospitals in the country are shunning obamacare, they don't want anything to do with it. it occurs to me that that would set up a dual system, a two-tier
FOX News
Nov 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find out the numbers themselves. one of the senators, jeff merkel, he said we were all confident the system would be up and running by october 1st. they to the a really big surprise. we find out just how bad it really is. >> it is. they need 39,000 people a day. 39,000 people a day to reach the goal in march of seven million people they need to have signed up by then, is that right? >> that's right. the whole plan of obamacare they have to have enough people to sign up, especially enough younger and healthier people as opposed to older, less healthy people to sign up to make sure premiums just do not go through the roof. the figure they nee
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 3:00am PST
on capitol hill about the disastrous obamacare rollout, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius returns today for round 2. what can we expect to hear? joining us from the senate side, pennsylvania senator pat toomy, a member of the senate finance committee. he's going to be there this morning. good morning to you, senator. >> good morning, steve. >> i bet she's going to get an ear full because i know you guys in the senate have been getting an ear full from your constituents who suddenly have gotten those, hey, you've just been canceled notes in the mail. >> that is exactly right. of course, you know, how many times has the president promised people that if you like the coverage you have, you'll get to keep it? we always knew that was untrue. now, of course, it's coming home. and it's devastating to people. three and a half million so far have gotten these letters. because of obamacare, they lose their coverage. their plan no longer meets the satisfaction of the president and his administration. and here's what's devastating, steve. because of the incompetent rollout and the lac
FOX News
Nov 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> that's it for the panel. stay tuned as kathleen sebelius makes another apology for that website failure. i put in the hours and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so when it comes to my vestments, i'm supposed to just hand it over to a broker a back away? that's not gonna happen. avo: when you work with a schwab financial consultant, you'll get the guidance you need with the control you want. talk to us today. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the onl
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
kathleen sebelius, and i think this is an underreported story. saying today hhs has plans to, quote, reinvite people to sign up. what does that translate to? that translates to them sitting on millions of dollars, which they are. there was one report on how much money they're sitting on to try and advertise to get healthy young people into the system. and eric, because they didn't have the political courage to make that penalty more than the premium, they can run all the ads they want with our money which is going to -- really going to bankrupt us. i still don't think they're going to have people sign up. they have doctor shortage, lack of people enrolling, premiums going through the roof because of adverse selection and the employer mandate which is the biggest issue set to drop in ten months. >> bob, the question, i'm sitting there waiting, probably an hour and a half hearing, senators like to talk, they like to hear themselves speak. who made the call to go october 1st knowing very well there was security risks and the website wasn't ready. >> first of all, let me say, i'm sweati
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
two. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius went before lawmakers today where she was grilled by senators about the disastrous obama care rollout. they held her feet to the fire. ♪ >> in the last five weeks, access to health care.gov has been a frustrating experience. >> it is simply inexcusable that the members of this committee were not told earlier that these problems were occurring. >> people are angry. millions of americans are scared. >> you have been misleading the american people. the president has. over and over again. >> we know lying to congress is a crime. unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> more people are losing their insurance than are signing up on the website. they are being directed to a website that doesn't even work. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay. >> it's impossible to do something in this administration that gets you fired. it's impossible. >> we made a promise to ensure no one ever went broke just because they got sick. you, madam secretary, must make good on that promise. >> you have said america s
FOX Business
Nov 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
and hhs secretary kathleen sebelius on april 12 of this year, just days after both became aware of the mackenzie findings, that unfortunately is one incident. there are many more. president obama told americans they could keep their doctors and their insurance if they liked them, at least 37 times, during the presidential campaign. we know those statements are untrue. and raise questions as to whether obamacare could have passed without those presidential untruths and whether we would have been re-elected. president invoked economed exece privilege. president obama said he did not know about irs targets of conservative and tea party groups. nsa spying on world leaders or department of justice snooping on reporters. the obama administration lied to the american people, whether they claimed that a juvenile video sparked an uprisinghat lady to the death of 4 americans in benghazi, but the president implied untruths to u.n. general assembly 14 days after he claimed he knew that benghazi was a terrorist attack. there is no. >>> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. the
FOX Business
Nov 22, 2013 10:00pm EST
the nominees confirmed if the president decides health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius should go. jay carney pushed back at the white house. >> obviously there are a lot of positions that any preside can sell. fill. the fact of the matter is thht the president's team when it comes to the affordable care act fixing the problems that exist with the website. >> three democratsvoted wit the republicans to oppose changing the rules. >> if it could be changed on judges or other nominees. this president is going to be usg this to change terul and a consideration of legislation. reporter: 33 of the 55 senators had never served it with their party in the minority. jeff merkley was elected in 2008 in push for the nuclear option. >> i think this is a terrific book for the u.s. senate. we have had a former paralysis that has inflicted this institution and has done great disservice to the american people. reporter: one former senator predicts that this will make the atmospre worse. >> the senate was designed to force people to work together and come up with consensus. democrats and republica
FOX News
Nov 19, 2013 11:00am PST
this went. whether kathleen sebelius knew about this stuff. maybe the president was having deniability. >> she testified on april 18th, according to this report, it was issue the in march. here is what she said a month later. >> we have the federal hub on track and on time. we have moving ahead with mark up places that we will be individually responsible for and we will be working closely with state partners. at this point our energy and resources are know cussed on getting it up and running and we are monitoring it at every step along the way. >> was she under oath? >> i believe she was. if you say a month earlier that you are not ready to be up and running. >> if the report comes out in march, that is fine. i think the more damming stuff is that the reports are not closer to the date. she testified that look, delay was not an option. there was nothing to delay them. repeated warnings as far back as much. even as close as three weeks into march. >> politics played into that. republicans were asking for the delay and the president wasn't going to be in favor of that. i want to move ont
FOX News
Nov 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
that change for all of obamacare if washington is living through it -- >> kathleen sebelius says, easier said than done, switch -- did she lie? >> well, i think there's been so many lies. her just pales in comparison to the president's lies. let's put it on the table. >> you've say lies from the president you. don't buy the argument he wasn't into this, wasn't jazz -- >> he had to get -- >> you think he knew. so the gillibrand thing -- >> completely accurate. >> what due you make of it, we knew all long. >> those cancelled plans, that is no at glitch, not a web site problem. that's not a mistake. that's the core of the obamacare statute. >> did you discuss amongst yourselves when you heard the democrats say this won't cost anything, you were warning and saying -- but that i didn't remember too many democrats saying, oh, no, you have to pay for this. >> definitely part hoff the -- part of the debate. a lot of debate on the floor. >> uninsured americans, and it's going to cost. great goal but it's going to cost. >> absolutely. and in the law there were clearly these minimum standards that a lot
FOX News
Nov 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
. the defendant is kathleen sebelius's department of health and human services. they administer obama care. >> this is all over -- >> the religious liberty mandate. >> and the contraceptions employers will have to provide to employees. so the administration tells the court -- take out the legalese. what does it say? >> what they are saying basically is we have the grandfather provision. they don't say, by the way, that's what the president is relying on to say if you like your health care plan you can keep it, period. we have the this grandfather provision. but it's fading away. in fact, by the end of 2013, we anticipate that most of what was covered by the grandfather provision would lose their coverage. >> the shocking thing is it's not only those on the individual. it is most group health plans. >> they cite to a kaiser study about employer health plans. the whole thing. they cite to page in the federal register also about employer health plans and basically estimates that 7 of 10 people on the high end estimate who have employer health plansing get their coverage at work will close the
FOX News
Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
that the regulations by kathleen sebelius were eliminating the grandfather clause. and nobody listened. i mean, they literally had nothing to do with the cancellation of the policies. >> and now what liberal democrats are saying to the president is man up, dude, you have to get out there and say this is the plan. but it is hard to blame republicans for that one, so he is going to keep crawfishing. >>> all right, health care going up for millions of americans as we learned price is may be going down for one political ally of president obama. joining me now, ron johnson, who was able to prevent the tax exemption care. this is something the unions have complained about for months now, saying oh, the bill, the law we love so much, the obama care turns out it could be bad for us because it will tax us to the tune of $25 billion, unions and other small businesses. and the president, first they asked him to give them subsidies, he said i can't do that under the law. and now he is trying to give them major, major tax breaks, and you're trying to stop it, how. >> i'm a very willing co-sponsor, what the
FOX News
Nov 22, 2013 11:00am PST
come with kathleen sebelius at the leadership and perhaps other senior post. >> i have no personnel announcements to make. there are obviously a lot of positions that any president fills. and the fact of the matter is the president's team when it comes is focused on fixing the problems that exist with the website. >> bottom line, the role change makes being the majority part we in the senate even more critical. >> thanks very much. >>> today of course remembering a very dark day in american history. the nation's pausing to pay tribute to president john f. kennedys a sass nated 50 years ago today as his motorcade drov. casey steagal is there where it just wrapped up. hi, casey. >> reporter: the program was very brief but i got to say it was very poignant, all wrapped up into one. you could see people wipiing tears away from their faces as john f. kennedy flashed up on the big screen. pictures of the president with his beautiful wife and two adorable children. standing room only for this memorial service. hundreds in the pouring rain. and if people didn't have tickets, well, they gath
FOX News
Nov 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
-- this rule change could be used to have new nominees confirmed if they decide kathleen sebelius and others should go jay carney pushed back. >> i have no personnel announcements to make. there are obviously a lot of positions that any president fills. and the fact of the matter is, the president's team twh it comes to the affordable care act is focused on fixing the problems that exist with the website. >> carl leafin, mark manchin and mark pryor voted to change the rules. >>> if it could be changed on judges or other nominees, this will be used, i fear, to change the rules in consideration of legislation. >> unlike leafin, 33 of the 55 democratic senators never served with their pert in the minority. jeff merkley was elected in 2008 and pushed for the nuclear option. >> this is terrific for the u.s. sn senate. it's done great disservice to the american people. >> one former senator predicts this would only make the atmosphere worse. >> the senate was designed to force people to work together, come up with consensus, democrats and republicans, liberals and conservatives. a lot of that has
FOX News
Nov 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
is because these essential benefits, the ten essential benefits were passed by kathleen sebelius executive order out of hhs after the bill was passed. he is trying to say i didn't mean it, i meant until the bill took effect. >> the truth is if you had a plan before the bill was passed and they didn't change it, could you or could you not keep it? >> president obama should have manned up and said things changed. the environment changed. some things had to change in the law and guess what? we missed this one. instead of doing that, he said, no, no. remember i said that? which he never, ever said. >> he thinks that because he is so much smarter than all of us, right? we are supposed to understand what he meant. no, you're not smart enough to understand that obviously i had caveated in air quotes. >> didn't he say we don't understand obama care. >> can't you blame him? all of this is born of a singular belief that half the american people aren't paying any attention or are dumb. hey, they must have voted for me. i'm inexperienced. i'm a community organizer. i can get away with this because ame
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2013 10:00am PST
numbers would be really bad, really weak, because that's what kathleen sebelius was saying. they have tried to low ball it as much as they can or inoculate against the numbers. what else can they do? >> not much else they can do. maybe release trend data. maybe they will show in the final week of october they finally saw as the web improved, going up. can feel better about you have 36 federal exchanges producing 50,000 enrollees and you have about 14 state-run exchanges because we do not have numbers out of california producing about the same. we know state exchanges working a lot better as far as website were concerned than federal ones. they may be able to take heart in that. they will have a much larger enrollment on medicate, that is performing level. my guess is they will be able to talk in those terms. the real key is going to be who are these enrollees. they need young, healthy people, the insurance companies do, for this to work. they can't just have it be folks with health problems, big users of the health system, to be the ones who are likely to be the early signees. that's
FOX News
Nov 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
-election. but senator landrieu, she voted for this law. and they said look at the federal register, kathleen sebelius put all the regulations in place that will actually make all the grandfather laws meaningless, she voted against him. so did all of the others, now, when they come out and say they're shocked, shocked, let me fix it for you. >> it doesn't matter whether they're believed or not. the fact is, they want to do something, they're feeling frustrated, happy people don't tend to call their senators. so it is not surprising the feinstein numbers are 37-18, as james pointed out, the overwhelming majority of the people are going to do better under this law. and the president is trying really hard to fix it and he needs to be given a little bit of time. the party can't panic -- >> that is one thing he doesn't have right now is time. people are about to lose their insurance come january first, if they don't have replacement insurance there is a lot of questions about who will take care of them and their families. coming up, one questionable ad and one angry lawmaker, he is asking did really change
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